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Site Design + Construction Docs for Saginaw Forest Conference Facility

Posted By on 8 April 2013 in native planting, site planning + planting design, stormwater mitigation, technical skills |

Site Design + Construction Docs for Saginaw Forest Conference Facility

Saginaw Forest is an 80 acre parcel of land owned by the University of Michigan, located 5 miles west of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The majority of the site is currently undeveloped, and used as a field research area.

The University is interested in developing a small facility on site (approximately 5 acres), which would provide an off-campus venue for meetings, retreats, and other University events. Proposed plans for such a facility must be conducive to the property’s size and character, impact the ecosystems as minimally as possible, and include the following program components:

1,000 s.f. meeting/lab space
300 s.f. kitchen/utility space
4-5 bedrooms, 150 s.f. each
12 parking spaces (2 accessible)
400 s.f. covered outdoor space
30 person fire ring

view back towards cabins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The deliverables for the design included a [CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT PACK], complete with site plan, planting plan, and details of certain areas of the design (such as seatwalls, and wooden benches and decking). I chose to toss in some sketches, and detail perspectives, as well, to help communicate the design ideas to the client.

 

 Site Design Sketches

hammockshoreline meeting facilityoverlookcabin_background

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Construction Documents Showing the Design

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Detail Perspectives

CD hammock perspective

 

CD bench perspective_clipper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the complete [CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT PACK FOR SAGINAW FOREST DESIGNS] for the site.